Cessante causa, cessat et effectus does not this look as if the short-span brain activities were the more real activities, and the lecturing activities on my part only their effects? Moreover, as Hume so clearly pointed out, in my mental activity-situation the words physically to be uttered are represented as the activity's immediate goal.
We should be logically compelled to acquiesce in the vociferations of some continental utilitarians, who would banish altogether the senseless words "duty" and "merit;" and then, one important influence which has aided human progress being withdrawn, we should be reduced to hope that in this case the maxim cessante causa cessat ipse effectus might through some incalculable accident fail to apply.
Cessante causâ cessat et effectus, has been a dogma of the schools: the necessity for the continued existence of the cause in order to the continuance of the effect, seems to have been once a generally received doctrine.
Qui vero odor, quod maxi me mireris, in extrema parte petali caudam referentis, residet; qua abicissa, omnis cessat odoris expiratio.
But this military fever was cooled by the enjoyment of our mimic Bellona, who soon unveiled to my eyes her naked deformity. How often did I sigh for my proper station in society and letters. Est incredibile quam me negotii taedeat. Non habet satis magnum campum ille tibi non ignotus cursus animi; et industriae meae praeclara opera cessat. Lucem, libros, urbem, domum, vos desidero.
Vestibulum ante ipsum primoque in limine Pyrrhus ... Evado ad summi fastigia culminis ... ... turres ac tecta domorum Culmina convellunt ... ... veterum decora alia parentum Devolvunt ... nec saxa, nec ullum Telorum interea cessat genus ... ... armorumque ingruit horror ... ... et iam per moenia clarior ignis Auditur, propiusque aestus incendia volvunt ... Quos neque Tydides, nec Larissaeus Achilles, Non anni domuere decem, non mille carinae ... Fit via vi; rumpunt aditus primosque trucidant Inmissi Danai, et late loca milite complent.
In some, though not in all cases, the causes do invariably continue together with their effects, in accordance with the schools' dogma, Cessante causâ, cessat et effectus; and the hypothesis that, in such cases, the effects are produced afresh at each instant by their cause, is only a verbal explanation. All other phenomena are immediate or remote effects of these causes.
"Brother," resumed the hypocrite, "you are so good to me, and you give me such wise counsels that I always return to you." "What next?" "Alas! brother, you were perfectly right when you said to me, "Jehan! Jehan! cessat doctorum doctrina, discipulorum disciplina. Jehan, be wise, Jehan, be learned, Jehan, pass not the night outside of the college without lawful occasion and due leave of the master.
And of all the irrational humours of men, it should seem that the philosophers themselves are among the last and the most reluctant to disengage themselves from this: 'tis the most restive and obstinate of all: "Quia etiam bene proficientes animos tentare non cessat." Augustin, De Civit.
Reuersus in Angliam, ac visis sui seculi malis, vir pius dicebat, nostris temporibus iam verius quam olim dici potest, virtus cessat, Ecclesia calcatur, Clerus errat, daemon regnat, simonia dominatur, etc. Leodij tandem obijt, anno Domini 1372. die 17. Nouembris, apud Guilielmitas sepultus. The same in English.